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Monthly Archives: October, 2014

Cary Begins Development of Jack Smith Park

Jack Smith Park Artistic Rendering

Cary held its groundbreaking ceremony last month to begin construction on the town’s latest community park. Named after the longest serving Cary Council member on record, the 50-acre Jack Smith Park will be located at 9725 Penny Rd, home to the former Bartley family farm. Park Features A sprayground, with geysers that shoot water from the ground, soaker stations, buckets to dump water on others, and more Cary’s 2ndRead more about Cary Begins Development of Jack Smith Park

Raleigh Proposes ‘Hospitality District’ in Downtown Glenwood South

Glenwood South Business and Apartments

Raleigh City Council will hold a public hearing on November 5 to discuss a Glenwood South Hospitality District. The district would be a one-year pilot program, with other hospitality districts to follow upon success. The proposed hospitality district is a result of increased noise complaints from the Glenwood South area, where new condos and apartments have been mingling with late-night businesses. Some residents and business owners believe that a clearlyRead more about Raleigh Proposes ‘Hospitality District’ in Downtown Glenwood South

SAS Headquarters in Cary to Add 600 New Jobs

SAS Q Building in Cary NC

SAS founder, Jim Goodnight, continues to invest in jobs and facilities for the Cary-based headquarters campus: Expansion Goodnight celebrated the completion of the 220,000-square-foot “Q” Building last week. Q is the 23rd building on the SAS Cary campus, and houses the SAS Analytics Lab for state and local government. “In 2011, we promised to add 100 highly qualified professionals dedicated to helping our state and local government customers,” GoodnightRead more about SAS Headquarters in Cary to Add 600 New Jobs

Raleigh Real Estate Market Report – September 2014

Home for sale and sold

The residential real estate market had its ups and downs this month – Check out the highlights: Housing Inventory A struggling home inventory continues to plague the Triangle. The number of homes listed for sale dropped by 3 percent in the third quarter and 44 percent from 4 years ago. Notable exceptions include: The new construction market, which is going strong with a 15 percent jump. Orange County, whichRead more about Raleigh Real Estate Market Report – September 2014

Raleigh’s City Market Hopes for Moore Square Renovation

Raleigh's City Market

Downtown Raleigh’s City Market celebrated its 100-year anniversary last week with live music, street performers, and special menus from Big Ed’s Restaurant and Smoked Out ‘n’ Fried. Unfortunately, events like the Centennial Celebration have been few and far-between for the market building, and countless small retailers have come and gone in the area. Now, with hundreds of apartments being developed within a couple of blocks, City Market owners are feelingRead more about Raleigh’s City Market Hopes for Moore Square Renovation

Raleigh’s Warehouse District Welcomes Modern Citrix Offices

Citrix Shipping Container Conference Rooms

Citrix Systems, a Florida-based tech giant, unveiled its new downtown Raleigh facility last week and is making a statement with its unique design. Tech Talent Magnet The 170,000-square-foot office has been transformed from a steel warehouse into a “magnet” for tech talent. The product of 20 months and 69,000 manpower hours, the building features shipping container conference rooms and I-beams as design elements. Also included are padded swings in the library,Read more about Raleigh’s Warehouse District Welcomes Modern Citrix Offices

Raleigh Plans for More Roundabouts on Hillsborough Street

NCSU Bell Tower Roundabout on Hillsborough Street

The city of Raleigh has completed the preliminary design for Hillsborough Street’s Phase II Revitalization Project. City officials are budgeting $7 million to create a more bike and pedestrian-focused design. The first phase of redevelopment for Hillsborough Street was completed several years ago, and included a two-lane roundabout across from NCSU’s Bell Tower. City studies show that the change has reduced traffic accidents in the area, even though someRead more about Raleigh Plans for More Roundabouts on Hillsborough Street

New Wetrock Farm Neighborhood to Include Organic Community Farm

Farm to table residential farmers

Durham developers are hoping to capitalize on the popular farm-to-table dining movement with their latest project: Wetrock Farm. Neighborhood Benefits The 230-acre subdivision will include about 140 homes priced between $300,000 and $399,999, but instead of a clubhouse, tennis courts, or golf course, Wetrock Farm will feature its own 15-acre fruit and vegetable farm. The farm will be owned and managed by Wetrock Resources, so homeowners will not beRead more about New Wetrock Farm Neighborhood to Include Organic Community Farm

Duke to Renovate Wallace Wade Stadium in 2015

Duke University plans to enhance its football experience with three privately-funded renovation projects for Wallace Wade Stadium: New Stadium Tower A five-story, 90,000-square-foot tower to replace the Finch-Yeager Building on the west side of the stadium is planned for construction. The main level will include six concession booths and restrooms, while the more luxurious second floor contains a 300+ seating dining room, exterior club accommodations, and 6 luxury suites. FifteenRead more about Duke to Renovate Wallace Wade Stadium in 2015